Hambantota: South Africa topped Group C after captain AB de Villiers led them to a 32-run victory over Sri Lanka in a rain-curtailed match of the World T20 here on Saturday.
South Africa rode on De Villiers’ 13-ball 30 to post 78 for four after the match was reduced to a seven-over-a-side affair.
In reply, the Sri Lankans were restricted to 46 for five as the Proteas bowlers took centrestage at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.
The loss meant Sri Lanka will enter the Super Eights stage as the second best team from the group. Besides De Villiers, Hashim Amla (16), Faf du Plessis (13) and JP Duminy (12) chipped in with important runs to lay the foundation for a comfortable win, after being put in to bat.